For some the Mekong is for travel, for others the Mekong will provide commerce. At night when crowds disperse and mosquitoes fall asleep a walk down to the Mekong River near central Luang Prabang is well worth the view. The serpentine river carves through the jungle and provides a pristine backdrop for this magical city.
Luang Prabang is fairly small so navigating the city on foot is the best way to experience this ancient city. The Mekong lies to the north of the city and the beautiful Historic District is a peninsula that juts out to wear the Mekong and Nam Khan River meet.